Recently Read #4

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It's taken me quite a while to get through these books but I'm also quite proud I've managed to get through some of the ones on my reading list (See here) as I've not had much time and it's normally around this time of year that i fall into a bit of a reading slump and don't get through many books. Feel free to follow me on Goodreads if you'd like to follow my progress or see what I'm currently reading.

Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon
Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia. Now working on a picture desk for a magazine in London, Bronte is about to meet her new colleague, who turns out to be all too familiar. Although awkward at first, as Alex is now engaged to the girl he was on a break from when they met, they soon become friends. But as the two get closer, and the wedding day looms, it is clear that Alex and Bronte have unfinished business

I really enjoyed this book; it had me gripped and it was one of those books that i hated having to put down. It's quite a typical romance chick lit type of book but it had me hooked and i couldn't not put it down for wanting to know how it ended - granted, i was a little disappointed in the ended but it was still well worth a read. It's the first book I've read by Paige Toon and i thoroughly enjoyed her writing style.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids, Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

I had quite high expectations of this book after seeing so many good ratings on good reads but I'm a little torn about it. I loved the storyline and seeing how Cath coped without depending on Wren so much but i hated the fan fiction that was featured a lot - i didn't mind the fan fiction element of the book but i didn't want to have to read that as i didn't enjoy the Simon Snow snippets and ended up skipping them sometimes. Other than that i did really enjoy it - the whole Levi situation was a quite predictable but i enjoyed it all the same.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

This book is incredible cheesy but i enjoyed it so much that i was actually gutted when i finished it. The story is predictable and you can see whats going to happen a mile off but despite that i still found it seriously difficult to put it down. I can't wait to get my hands onto the others in the series.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail but they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job - reading other people's e-mail. When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories. By the time Lincoln realises he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself. What would he say . . . ?

I was quite disappointed in this book to be honest, i found that the story was quite slow and it took me ages to read because it just didn't captivate my attention - it was too slow paced and the ended was so rushed.

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham
Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.

The writing style of this book was a bit childish and sometimes patronising but I did enjoy the story of this book, id be lying if i said i didn't. It was cute and innocent and such an easy book to read.

Let me know if you have any book recommendations, especially romance/chick lit type books!
Natalie xx
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4 comments:

  1. Have you read any of Jenny Colgan or Milly Johnson's books? I quite like them. I'm trying to get away from cheesy, chick lit and branch out, so far I've found so many good stories :) xx

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    1. No ive not but ill definitely look into those authors! I keep wanting to branch out from chick lit but i always find myself going back to it haha!
      Natalie xx

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  2. I am currently reading Perfect by Ellen Hopkins! Ana & the french kiss is on my TBR! Great picks :)

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    1. Oh Anna and the French Kiss is so good - i couldnt get over how much i enjoyed it!
      Natalie xx

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